Rainier Beach High School

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8815 Seward Park Ave S

Seattle, WA 98118

(206) 252-6350

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 494

Students Per Teacher: 16

Parent Reviews

14 Parent Reviews for Rainier Beach High School

As previously stated in 2011, Rainier Beach had 90% of its teachers and staff Transferred/released but it was certainly not for the worst. We went through a 2-3 year process to get the International baccalaureate(IB) Program, which by the why is the most challenging courses you can take in high school ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/15/14

This high school is going downhill fast. It was already in crisis, and this last school year has been the worst yet. There is no accountability for students' behavior. The administrative team and dean of students have all been fired or transferred, and 90% of the staff requested transfers. It is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/20/11

Rainier Beach High School students lack respect for themselves and others including staff members and students.Students also lack discipline.Profanity is used in almost every sentence they use and students aren't treated equally when it comes to disciplinary action based on what "sports you play" or ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/13/11

I loved rainierbeach i graduated from there in 85 and yes it was mainly focused on sports back then like it is now. I ran on the track team and every year we won state. We could not be beat...

Posted by a other on 05/24/11

I love Rainier Beach. The teachers try their hardest to help the students succeed. People misunderstand the school because of the neighborhood. Majority of students try their hardest to graduate and seek higher education. Yes, the school has bad seeds, but what school doesnt? Rainier Beach is like a ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/26/11

I rated this school based on academics, basic student behavior, and overall atmosphere. As a student attending for a year at Rainier Beach, I was deeply disappointed in the lack of support for students academically. The school is in all, a SPORT school. Meaning that athletes are regarded highest, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/06/10

I think the school is amazing. It is full of many hard working, academically driven young people. Some focus to much on sports, and that is because they need more encouragement from those around them that they can survive and make a living without the use of a ball.

Posted by a parent on 01/05/09

i am a student at Rainier Beach High it is a great school and there are many activities to get into...many people misunderstand this school when really its one of the best schools in Seattle

Posted by a student on 08/08/07

I'm a student at Rainier Beach High School. I am proud to be a student here. There are a lot of issues within the students here and the learning techniques. Some students here are very smart intelligent young adults and it's a shame that the school district deprive them of being all that they can be. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/29/07

I am a teacher at Rainier Beach and also a graduate from the class of 1999. I have read the other comments about Rainier Beach and am totally stunned about the lack of pride and tact for this school. Rainier Beach has the potential to be the best if not one of the best high schools in the Seattle area. ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 05/18/07

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Test scores for Rainier Beach High School

EOC* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Rainier Beach High School
Seattle Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Seattle schools — Rainier Beach High School is located at 8815 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle WA 98118. 8815 Seward Park Ave S is in the 98118 ZIP code in Seattle, WA The school district for Rainier Beach High School is the Seattle Public Schools. Rainier Beach High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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